Hazardous materials are present on campus and in our homes. Following proper procedures and precautions when storing, handling, and disposing of these materials will reduce the risk of illness or injury.
To comply with all applicable federal, state and local regulations campus specific policies for the acquisition of hazardous materials are defined in the policies below.
The campus Chemical Hygiene Plan (CHP) is the campus laboratory safety plan; a resource for and appendix to the campus Injury and Illness Prevention Plan (IIPP). The Chemical Hygiene Plan is required under Section 5191 of Title 8 of the California Code of Regulations. The purpose of the Chemical Hygiene Plan (CHP) is to outline laboratory work practices and procedures which are necessary to ensure that members of the university community are protected from health hazards associated with chemicals with which they work. Campus departments that use hazardous chemicals are required to have a Chemical Hygiene Plan. The campus CHP may be used, or a departmental CHP can be drafted and adhered to as long as it is as strict, or stricter than the campus CHP.
- Campus Ethidium Bromide Procedures
- Campus Hazard Communication Program
- Chemical Hygiene Plan (pdf)
- Hazardous Material Spill Procedures
- MSDS Online Site
- Mobile Refueling at Cal Poly
- Spill Prevention Control and Countermeasures Online Training
If you have questions regarding hazardous materials on campus, please call the Chemical Hygiene Officer Tom Featherstone in the office of EH&S at extension 6-6661.